The Downtown Show

The New York Art Scene 1974-1984

January 10–April 1, 2006

The Downtown Show

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Mar 31, 2006 | 05:45 pm - 09:00 pm

Media artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong will screen and discuss selections from their cable-TV show, Nightclubbing, which aired from 1975 to 1980.

Mar 28, 2006 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Simon Reynolds, music journalist and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Penguin, 2006), will discuss New York City during the postpunk era and the crossover synergy between the Downtown art world and the Downtown music scene.

Mar 02, 2006 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Panelists in this discussion will reflect on the legacy of Downtown art. Performance, punk, feminism, and queer activism are among the current concerns of the young artists and organizers taking part.

Feb 23, 2006 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Join Marvin J. Taylor, editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974–1984 and Director, Fales Library, and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, and a contributor to the book, for a glimpse into New York’s artistic counterculture.

Feb 16, 2006 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

How did geography and social movements matter? And now that things have gone the other way, what is the legacy of cheap rents, street grit, and all that impertinence? A panel of urban analysts—including several veterans of the Downtown scene—will address these issues and more.

Jan 11, 2006 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With Carlo McCormick, Guest Curator of The Downtown Show and Senior Editor, Paper Magazine; and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery.